Announcing the release of the 2019-2021 Advanced Synthesis Option Studios (ASOS) catalog. Released each year, the ASOS catalog contains descriptions of all the studios for Fall 2019, as well as information for the options in subsequent semesters. We are excited for the wide range of intriguing studios coming up this fall.
The School of Architecture congratulates recent graduates Gautam Jagdish Thakkar (M.Arch ’19) for winning one of two first place prizes, and Sai Prateek Narayan Ramachandran (MUD ‘19) for receiving honorable mention, in The Future of My City German/US graduate student competition.
The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of architect Philip Freelon, former lecture series guest and friend of the school. Freelon was one of the most influential black architects of his generation and part of the team that designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Professor Emeritus Ömer Akin recently published a paper titled "Creativity in Puzzles, Inventions, and Designs: The Sudden Mental Insight Phenomenon" in the Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Springer's publication platform SpringerLink.
In concert with the Miller ICA's current exhibition, An Atlas of Commoning, Neither Public, Nor Private will be a conversation that gives space to define both implicit and explicit rules around what makes public, and what makes private - while interrupting a binary of public and private to learn about how we practice, survive and locate our selves/community in all of the spaces in between.
The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of alumnus Richard F. "Rich" Bamburak, AIA. Rich attended Carnegie Mellon, where he began his lifelong love and passion for architecture. He was a talented and creative architect designing numerous award-winning projects during his career at WTW Architects, where he was a Senior Principal.
Jacob Russo (B.Arch ’14), and his startup NexLoop, has been invited to join a collaborative Circular Economy demonstration project on Governors Island, NYC. NexLoop will clad the exterior of a shipping container with its AquaWeb system, enabling the farm’s irrigation to be supplemented with atmospheric water.
PhD-AECM Candidate Lipika Swarup recently traveled to the 2019 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference in Antwerp, Belgium to present the paper “Precedent-Based Learning: An Approach for Studio Pedagogy in the Early Years” written by School of Architecture Professor Emeritus Ömer Akin.
The SoA is pleased to announce that Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García have been selected for the 2019-20 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture. The duo will deliver a lecture during the Fall 2019 Lecture Series and teach an ASO studio and spring seminar in spring 2020.
The international premiere of An Atlas of Commoning opens Saturday 29 June at the Miller ICA at CMU. Curated by Associate Professor Stefan Gruber and fueled by the collaborative research and thesis projects of Master of Urban Design students, the exhibition explores how citizen-led initiatives can transform cities into more just and resilient places.
Pittsburgh City Planning Director Ray Gastil has been appointed David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement in the School of Architecture. In this role he will direct the Remaking Cities Institute and teach architecture and urban design. Gastil’s new position begins September 1, 2019.
Donald K. Carter, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP will step down as David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute (RCI). Beginning on July 1, Carter will transition to a new part-time role as an SoA Adjunct Professor in the Master of Urban Design Program, as an RCI Senior Research Fellow, and as an advisor to Campus Design and Facility Development.
This summer, explore the intersection of ART + TECHNOLOGY with the Center for Architecture Explorations. Spots are still available in several upcoming summer camps for K-12 students at multiple locations throughout Pittsburgh.
The SoA is currently accepting applications for the Office Assistant position. The SoA is looking for a thorough, detail-oriented individual to assist with the SoA’s marketing/communications efforts and day-to-day operation of the administrative office on a regular part-time basis (weekly schedule of approximately 25 hours per week).
The CMU SoA is pleased to announce that Dana Cupkova has been promoted to Associate Professor and awarded indefinite tenure. She previously held an Assistant Professorship at the SoA, and is Track Chair of the SoA’s Masters of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD) program.
The CMU SoA is pleased to announce the appointment of Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer, LEED AP to the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Building Technology. Sawyer’s interdisciplinary research focuses on quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate building envelope design and performance though immersive visualizations such as virtual reality.
Recent alumna Kelly Li (B.Arch ’19) traveled to Princeton University this past April to participate in their Environmental Institute’s second annual Environmental Ideathon, a 36-hour workshop to brainstorm environmental strategies for cities around the world.
The CMU SoA is pleased to announce the appointment of Nida Rehman to the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Resilient Cities and Urban Ecology. Rehman is an architect, urban designer, and cultural geographer examining how processes of urbanization, the politics of planning and design, and the physical structure of cities produce ecological and infrastructural change, and impact human health.
You're invited to join the SoA on Friday evening, June 7 for the annual AIA Pennsylvania Alumni & Fellows Reception during A’19 in Las Vegas. Meet this year's class of AIA Fellows from Pennsylvania, including CMU alumnus and faculty member Christine Mondor.
The School of Architecture congratulates alumnus Michael Hinchcliffe (B.Arch ’94) on the recent announcement of his promotion as one of five new Principals at Payette.